Middle of the night ideas???

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  1. loves2teach

    loves2teach Enthusiast

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    I just have to know...

    Am I the only one who wakes up at 2-3 with an idea for work? I woke up at 3 this morning with an idea for a novel study for my "high" group, and have been working on it since. Yes, I will be tired today :blush:- but at least it is done!

    Sooooo, does anyone else do this?

    BTW I think that this is my 1100th post :whistle: Who would have thought I would get here lol !
     
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  3. jackyswan

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    I do my best thinking at 2am. I also think it has something to do with menopause (ha Ha). But as teachers and during the school year our minds are constantly working. I think we find it hard to close it down even when we sleep. BTW I haven't made many posts, but I love this site. Jacky from Australia.
     
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    njteach41 Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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    me too

    Me too... I thought I was alone with waking up at 2-3am with ideas. There are times where I am up for hours working on the idea I thought of. What I TRY to do now is, keep a pad or post it notes, and pen next to my bed and write it down. There are times though, when the idea really gets me going and I can't stop working on it until it's done.

    -amanda
     
  5. lupin43

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    Rarely while I sleep, but almost every day in the shower plans just form and come together.
     
  6. jackyswan

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    Hey Amanda, Having a notepad is a good idea as it then tends to clear your head a bit. Also to you you Lupin43 some of my best lesson plans for the day come to me in the shower but my ideas for themes and classroom layout etc come to me at 2am
     
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    I do it all the time. I also come up with my best ideas in the middle of the night. The only problem is that I forget them in the morning. I need to keep a notepad!
     
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    You're not alone. If I don't wake up in the middle of the night doing this, I dream about it or I think about it so much before I go to sleep that I have trouble falling asleep! I also come up with ideas in the shower. Too bad paper is not exactly water proof. :)
     
  9. cutNglue

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    Those kinds of thoughts are the death of me. I have sleep issues and this kind of thing has me so motivated that I have to plot it out or make demos and then I'm grumpy and tired the next day. The worst ones are the ones that occur about 8-9pm.
     
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    Welcome. You'll probably start racking up those posts before you know it. It's addicting.
     
  11. kindernj123

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    You are not alone! I always keep a pad and pen by the bed. You shoud see the writing in the morning because I didn't want to turn the light on and wake up the DH!:lol:
     
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    ughh it drives me crazy!
     
  13. Hoot Owl

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    OMG, I was up at 2:30 this a.m. working on geometric dinosaur books for my little 2nd graders. It turned out great & I was so glad that I got it all together. Yea, I was dragging by the end of the day but it was worth it.
     
  14. Major

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    Try a compact voice recorder..........:)
     
  15. kinderkids

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    I use to do this all the time when I was teaching piano, and also when I was a music major.......I'd compose music in my sleep and wake up and write it down.
     
  16. Major

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    Did you ever compose anything Buddy Guy might record??:D
     
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    Definitely NOT Buddy Guy worthy!!! I LOVE his music! There are a few that I especially really like and have a lot of meaning to me! :love:
     
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    One in particular that I like is "Feels like Rain"....
    You probably haven't heard it...

    Down here the river, meets the sea
    And in the sticky heat I feel ya' open up to me
    Love comes out of nowhere baby, just like a hurricane
    And it feels like rain
    And it feels like rain

    Lying here, underneath the stars right next to you
    And I'm wondering who you are and
    How do you do?
    How do you do, baby?
    The clouds roll in across the moon
    And the wind howls out your name
    And it feels like rain
    And it feels like rain

    We never going to make that bridge tonight baby
    Across lake Ponchartrain
    And it feels like rain
    And it feels like rain

    So batten down the hatch baby
    And leave your heart up your sleeve
    It looks like we're in for stormy weather,
    That ain't no cause for us to leave
    Just lay here, in my arms
    Let it wash away the pain
    And it feels like rain
     
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    That is a beautiful song, Major.
     
  20. GoehringTeaches

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    I sat around all of Christmas break looking at teaching websites, so of course, the night before I'm supposed to go back my mind races for hours about what things to put into action! Ever since then, I haven't had any 2 AM wonderful ideas.
     
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    Me too. But I usually wake up with an idea about 4 a m and then I get so engrossed in working on it that I end up running late and have to rush to get to school on time!
     

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